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Hello from NJ

himmark

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Hi All,

I just received a Char-Grill Duo w/ fire box from my wife.  I can't say anything about the unit yet, BUT the box is mighty impressive!  Up to now, I just smoked meats on my Weber kettle;  this should be quite the learning experience.  Any tidbits you folks would like to share will be greatly appreciated.

Howard the Smoking Santa
 

mballi3011

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First off Welcome Howard to SMF. Where from in Jersey I just left the Atlantic heightlands. It's on the coast and the folks up there have never seen a smoker like mine. When I fired it up they though the house was on fire. Oh yea try the smoked lobster claws I did some when I was up ther and their awesome too. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Welcome To Your New Addiction      
 

richoso1

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Welcome to the SMF. I'm not familiar with your smoker, but there are many other members here who can provide you with some good input. It's all good my friend.
 

shamong9

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Welcome to the forum.  I was beginning to think I was the only smoker in NJ.  You need to check out Jeff's 5 day course, on smoking.  It will get you up an going, with the best of them.
 

beer-b-q

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.
 


This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.
 


For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE
 

raptor700

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Welcome to SMF Howard, I recommend getting some meat, fire up the smoker, and post any questions you may have! And I'm sure (we) can work you through it. You'll be a smokin' Guinness before you know it!
 

meateater

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
 

sqwib

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Congrats and Welcome Neighbor

My suggestion is to Read, Read, Read and when you're tired of reading... read some more.

The folks on here are  A1
 

himmark

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I appreciate all the encouragement from you folks.  It's been to cold to actually build this thing yet so I've been lurking around and reading all the wisdom.  The information available on this site is remarkable, I just salivate at the thought of smoking some ribs and brisket.  My goal this year is to make my own pastramie!  Has anyone tried that yet?  I'd love to get some good recipes and recommendations.

I'm also looking for a good source of smoking wood.  Is the stuff in a bag from Lowes or HD anygood?  I'm really in the learning stage now but can't wait for some warm weather.
 

porked

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Himmark, 1st, you can smoke in this weather, I do it all the time in Cherry Hill, and 2) there are 2 places in Cinaminson that sell wood by bulk. One is Haines on Rte. 130, and another place on the Haddonfield Rd. Those 2 would be a better bang for your buck as far as wood. Best of luck!
 

SmokinAl

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First of all, welcome to SMF. There are a lot of threads on pastrami. Just type it in the search box at the top of this page & they will all come up. Pastrami is one of our favorites, but I gotta warn you. Once you smoke your own you will never be able to buy it in a restaurant or deli again. Also, lately HD has been selling bags of smoking wood. I believe it's a mixture of hickory, oak, & cherry. They come in split logs about 18" long. I just cut them into chunks with my chop saw, and there great for the WSM. The bag is 30 or 40#, and only costs a few dollars. A lot cheaper than buying a bag of wood chunks.
I appreciate all the encouragement from you folks.  It's been to cold to actually build this thing yet so I've been lurking around and reading all the wisdom.  The information available on this site is remarkable, I just salivate at the thought of smoking some ribs and brisket.  My goal this year is to make my own pastramie!  Has anyone tried that yet?  I'd love to get some good recipes and recommendations.

I'm also looking for a good source of smoking wood.  Is the stuff in a bag from Lowes or HD anygood?  I'm really in the learning stage now but can't wait for some warm weather.
 

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